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04.24.2018

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN! CBS IS MOST-WATCHED BROADCASTER FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK

NETWORK WINS FIVE NIGHTS AND BEATS NEAREST COMPETITION

BY ALMOST TWO MILLION VIEWERS; TIES FOR TOP IN KEY DEMOS

Last week CBS took its seventh straight weekly title as most-watched network – winning five nights and beating its nearest competition by +1.95 million viewers (6.72m versus 4.77m, +41%), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending April 22. The Network also tied for the top spot in adults 25-54 (1.3) and adults 18-49 (0.9).

CBS had four of the week’s top five broadcasts (THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON, NCIS and BULL) as well as seven of the top 10 (60 MINUTES, MOM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS) and 11 of the top 20 (SURVIVOR, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, HAWAII FIVE-0 and INSTINCT). The Network also had the #1 program on Thursday (THE BIG BANG THEORY), Friday (HAWAII FIVE-0), Saturday (48 HOURS) and Sunday (60 MINUTES).

On Monday, SCORPION was first in viewers (5.22m) with its season four finale, while on Tuesday the Network won the “most-watched” crown with 10.24 million viewers. NCIS was the top show of the night with 11.43 million viewers, followed by BULL with 10.83 million and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS with 8.45 million.

On Thursday, the Network had its usual stellar evening with 8.41 million viewers, while also winning in adults 25-54 (2.2) and adults 18-49 (1.4). At 8:00 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (12.91m), adults 25-54 (3.7/14) and adults 18-49 (2.4/11). Compared to last week, THE BIG BANG THEORY added +140,000 viewers (from 12.77m, +1%) and was the night’s #1 program in viewers and key demos. At 8:30 PM, YOUNG SHELDON was also first in viewers (11.67m), adults 25-54 (3.1/11) and adults 18-49 (1.9/08). YOUNG SHELDON was the #2 program for the night in viewers and key demos.

At 9:00 PM, MOM also finished first in viewers (8.82m), adults 25-54 (2.3/08) and adults 18-49 (1.4/06). MOM was the #3 most-watched program of the evening behind its two lead-ins, while at 9:30 PM, LIFE IN PIECES was also #1 in viewers (6.29m) and adults 25-54 (1.7/05). Rounding out the night at 10:00 PM, S.W.A.T. (5.32m) posted its largest audience since March 8.

On Friday, CBS continued a recent tradition of being the most-watched network – now for the 22nd time this season with 6.31million viewers. At 8:00 PM, MACGYVER was first in viewers (6.27m), adults 25-54 (1.2/05) and adults 18-49 (0.8/04). MACGYVER was the night’s #2 program in viewers behind HAWAII FIVE-0. At 9:00 PM, the Honolulu-based drama was first in viewers (7.52m), adults 25-54 (1.3/05) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04). HAWAII FIVE-0 was the night’s #1 program in viewers and adults 25-54 and the evening’s top broadcast in adults 18-49.

At 10:00 PM, the special MEGHAN MARKLE: AN AMERICAN PRINCESS (S) was first in viewers (5.15m) and ranked as the evening’s #3 most-watched program behind its two lead-ins.

On Saturday, CBS was first in viewers (3.27m). At 8:00 PM, RANSOM was second in viewers (2.86m) while adding +310,000 viewers week to week (from 2.55m, +12%). CRIMETIME SATURDAY NCIS at 9:00 PM was second in viewers (3.35m) while 48 HOURS at 10:00 PM was #1 in viewers (3.60m). 48 HOURS was Saturday's #1 prime program in viewers.

On Sunday, CBS was first in viewers (7.44m). At 7:00 PM, 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (9.02m) and was Sunday night’s most-watched program. INSTINCT at 8:00 PM was second in viewers (7.11m) but was the night’s #2 scripted program in viewers behind NCIS: LOS ANGELES. At 9:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was also second in viewers (7.57m) but was the night’s #1 scripted program in viewers, #2 prime program overall behind 60 MINUTES. Wrapping up Sunday, MADAM SECRETARY was first in viewers (6.06m), adults 25-54 (0.9/03) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (0.6/02). MADAM SECRETARY was the night’s #3 scripted program in viewers behind NCIS: LOS ANGELES and INSTINCT.

NATIONAL NIELSEN SUMMARY - PRIMETIME

Week #30 of 2017-2018 Season (ending: 4/22/18)

 

2017-2018

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

6,722

NBC

4,768

ABC

4,406

FOX

2,973

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.3

5

NBC

1.3

4

ABC

1.3

4

FOX

1.1

4

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

0.9

4

NBC

0.9

4

ABC

0.9

4

FOX

0.8

3

SEASON-TO-DATE RATINGS REPORT (9/25/17-4/22/18)

 

2017-2018

VIEWERS

 

 

(000)

CBS

9,011

NBC

9,258

ABC

6,065

FOX

5,096

A25-54

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

2.2

7

NBC

2.9

9

ABC

1.9

6

FOX

1.9

6

A18-49

 

 

 

Rtg

Sh

CBS

1.6

6

NBC

2.3

9

ABC

1.5

6

FOX

1.5

6

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Press Contact:

Scott Grogin

818-655-1584

scott.grogin@cbs.com